I’m very excited to give you a sneak peek into my sitting room today (just the teeniest tiniest corner as there is stuff everywhere after a month of DIY weekends as you can see in the behind the scenes pics here). After spending last week painting this room and re-painting the floor it is very nearly ready for a new month with a new colour as Spring slowly but surely approaches.
Farrow & Ball have launched nine new colours today, which is quite an event as it only happens every three years. I was lucky enough to go to the preview of the new colours last month and I immediately fell in love with Peignoir and decided there and then it had to go on my walls. It is the most amazing pink with a big dose of grey and in some lights it is a beautiful blushy pink and in other lights a very dark grey – I love it. As soon as I walk into the room it is like the walls are giving me a great big hug. It is the perfect colour to welcome in longer days and Spring blooms and that’s about all I have managed this month as we are still very much in a state of disarray.
I bought a lovely bunch of simple flowers from the market this weekend – because it wouldn’t be February without a nod to Valentine’s Day and flowers are a must! – and brought them home in this beautiful vintage French basket from La Petite Brocante.
I put the flowers into a big jug and onto the table, mirror still to be hung, radiator still to be painted…
With the sun streaming into the room Peignoir is the softest of pinks but Jules thinks it is dark grey so that gives you some indication of how much the colour changes with the light (and how I managed to convince him to paint our sitting room pink – ha!). It’s a bit magical.
I hope February is full of colour, flowers and ALL the love for you all. Charlotte and I would love to see your February styled surfaces so post a pic on Instagram or blog about it and we can’t wait to see.